Today, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted some updated news about Neo1973: the new opensource mobile based on openmoko which will be on sale during this month or at the beginning of December. Neo1973 is also able to run the Qtopia platform (used for the Greenphone project) and it will cost ca. 500 Euros. During the last months some few feature have been improved or added: “802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, SMedia 3362 graphics accelerator, two 3D accelerometers, Samsung 2442 SoC, and 256MB Flash”.
Last July 9, the Openmoco Inc. (a Taiwanese company) launched Neo 1973 developer edition. Today, in our Linux Page we have posted a complete review about the main features contained in this quad band, GPRS enabled mobile. The consumer version is planned for next October and we hope there will be a decrease in its actual price (USD 300). The many features contained in this mobile are -more or less- the same that in the IPhone but the main difference is that Neo 1973 is based on 100% open source software and it can easily opened for any desired hardware modification (only if you are expert hackers). The 2.8″ VGA TFT color touchscreen display is a little bit smaller than in the IPhone but it is very clear and the images look sharp. Bluetooth 2.0, AGPS and a USB 1.1 port are integrated. Last but not least, Neo 1973 supports high quality audio codecs and a Micro SD slot which can be used to upgrade its default 128 MB RAM and 64 MB NAND Flash memory.